[Openvas-discuss] Not scanning machines which don't respond to pings

Michael Meyer michael.meyer at greenbone.net
Sat Aug 11 15:51:21 CEST 2012

*** Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 11.08.2012 14:17, schrieb Michael Meyer:

> >> "Security By Obscurity" is not a good security
> >> but it is a dmaned good ADDITIONAL security for still hardened machines
> > 
> > No. It implies no safety gain
> you really try to explain me that there is no difference between
> hide what webserver type you are running instead blowing out
> Server: Apache/2.2.16 (Debian) PHP/5.3.3-7+squeeze6 with Suhosin-Patch mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.6.6 mod_ssl/2.2.16
> OpenSSL/0.9.8o
> X-Powered-By: PHP/5.3.3-7+squeeze6
> with each single response?
> this is nonsense!

To believe that this increased security is just wrong. Hiding the
banner doesn't make a webserver (or other services) more secure.


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